Former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to the new bail conditions granted to Omoyele Sowore.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday granted N100 million bail to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, sowore.
The Justice also ruled that Sowore is to produce two sureties in like sum and a deposit of N50 million in the account of the court as security.
She insisted the sureties should be Abuja resident and also must also have landed property in Abuja worth the bail sum, and they are to deposit the original title documents of the assets with the court.
Justice Ijeoma barred Sowore from travelling out of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, also from leaving Osogbo during the trial.
Mrs Ezekwesili said she hoped the Department of State Services (DSS) would honour the bail if the conditions are met, She expressed her concern through her twitter page.
She also accused the presidency of repression.
“Hopefully the DSS under the supervision of the Presidency will honour this Bail and release them,” she said.
“What kind of bail of N150m is this? Is the idea to place a steep condition that @YeleSowore cannot meet? What a shame @NGRPresident. What a BIG shame to repress your citizen.”
Read her tweet below:
1. Hopefully the DSS under the supervision of the Presidency will honor this Bail and release them
2.What kind of Bail of N150m is this? Is the idea to place a steep condition that @YeleSowore cannot meet?
3. What a shame @NGRPresident . What a BIG shame to repress your citizen. https://t.co/W0fWrIL5vB
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) October 4, 2019